|Name of walk||Grike to Lank Rigg on a Windy Day|
|Date of walk||2010-03-28|
|Distance walked (miles)||8|
|Duration of walk||5 hours 0 minutes|
|Weather||Windy and overcast|
|Peaks on walk||Grike, Crag Fell, Whoap, Lank Rigg|
|Walked with||Brendan and Tom|
|Parking||Roadside by Kinniside Stone Circle|
On Sunday we went to the Kinniside Stone Circle on the Calder Bridge to Ennerdale Bridge Road, and walked the old mine road to Grike (1596ft), Crag Fell (1710ft) and Lank Rigg (1775ft). A walk of 8.25 miles. The Easter week is due to be rainey so Sunday was the best day for a walk. Barrow was sunny, but there were black clouds over the fells. Tom and Brendan came too so I chose an easy walk.
Kinniside Stone Circle. The rushes are almost as big as the stones!
A lot more trees have been removed since November when I last came this way.
On our way up Grike.
Ennerdale Water peeking out.
We took a short break in the summit shelter out of the wind.
Then headed for Crag Fell ahead.
View down to The Pinnacles.
Bowness Knott and Great Borne, with Angler`s Crag below.
Looking down the length of Ennerdale Water, cloud on the higher fells.
It was very windy so we headed off down to the wall for Caw Fell and had lunch out of the wind in the trees.
Tom on the summit of Whoap.
Heading for Lank Rigg. Still some remains of snow.
Looking back to Whoap from the steep slope up Lank Rigg.
Looking over to Caw with Seatallan on the right from Lank Rigg summit.
The boys have finally caught up!
Lank Rigg Tarn. Every puddle and water-filled hole was teeming with frog spawn. There was even some on the paths!
Heading back down the valley. It is a long trek round to a hill just out of view on the left.
Whoap on the left and the slopes of Lank Rigg on the right.
There were a couple of wide streams to cross that were a lot fuller than in October, but we crossed them with care. We head up the final rise before we reach the road..